Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto diagnoses
what is wrong with the American political system, and tells us in no
uncertain terms what is required to stop leviathan. Rockwell's
prescription is radical, calling for the wholesale realignment of society away from the state and toward voluntary order. As the book
incontrovertibly shows, the overwhelming problems that confront us
today are no accident. They stem from the nature of government itself.
Only peaceful cooperation grounded in individuals, families, civil
society, and markets can rescue us from our present plight.
Against the State applies Murray Rothbard’s unique
combination of individualist anarchism and Austrian economics to
contemporary America. Fueled by an out-of-control banking system, the
American Über-State has become in essence fascist. We cannot escape our
predicament through limited government or traditional political means:
government is incapable of controlling itself. Only a purely private
social order can save us, and Rockwell succinctly sets out how an
anarcho-capitalist society would work.
In 190 short pages, Rockwell has created nothing less than the modern
manifesto for today's anarcho-capitalist movement. This is the
must-read book of 2014 for libertarians interested in real arguments for
creating a peaceful, voluntary, free-market society.